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A Change Is In the Works!

A Change Is In the Works

Perhaps you’ve already noticed the change? I made it 2 or 3 weeks ago without announcing it. While the changes to my blog may seem subtle, they’re indicative a bigger change. What Changed? The tag line at the top of the website now reads “What’s Cookin’ with Barbara!” And on […]

Joy Of Cooking

The Joy of Cooking

Growing up, my mother cooked everything from scratch and “The Joy of Cooking” was her constant and faithful kitchen companion. According to Wikipedia, it has been in print continuously since 1936. (I get commissions for purchases made through the Amazon link on this page.) As a child, I remember it […]

Sautéed Squash Medley

Sautéed Squash Medley – Yellow Squash and Zucchini

This Sautéed Squash Medley was inspired by a dish I had at a restaurant. As usually happens, it was further inspired by the availability of the ingredients at the farmers market. The onion, mushrooms, yellow squash, zucchini, and tomato all came from the market. Why does that matter? Freshness is […]

Over-rated Kitchen Gadgets

Top 5 Highly Over-rated Kitchen Gadgets

Sometimes, we buy over-rated kitchen gadgets. I’m certainly guilty since I love prowling through kitchen stores looking for new and cool gadgets. Often I’m rewarded with a really cool tool, but there are some kitchen gadgets that are highly over-rated. Here is my list of the top 5! #5 Rice […]

Kitchen Gadgets to Splurge On

5 Kitchen Gadgets to Splurge On

Which kitchen gadget should you splurge on? There are so many out there. Some look great but don’t deliver as promised. Others are worth much more than their cost. Below I have listed my top 5 kitchen items that you should splurge on. (I get commissions for purchases made through […]

Sugars on an Ingredients List

Reading Food Labels – A Necessary Evil

Reading food labels is not a fun task, but it’s a good idea. Most of us don’t read food labels because they are often confusing, misleading, hard to understand, and have teeny-tiny type. Too often, the food label is designed for selling rather than informing. That’s why my favorite foods […]

The Best Natural Remedy for Indigestion

The Best Natural Remedy for Indigestion

What is the best natural remedy for indigestion? The answer is revealed when you understand how digestion works: where it starts and what makes it work well. It’s more of a preventive measure. Would you like a long-term remedy for your indigestion? Read on. Where does digestion begin? And, why […]